President Chavez Meets with Russian Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov met on Wednesday with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to review the current state of financial, scientific, technical, military, oil and energy agreements, and discuss potential areas for strengthening bilateral ties. Important agreements were signed during his stay in Venezuela

Juana Carrasco Martín
juana@juventudrebelde.cu
August 24, 2011 23:39:33 CDT

CARACAS.— Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov met on Wednesday with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to review the current state of financial, scientific, technical, military, oil and energy agreements, and discuss potential areas for strengthening bilateral ties. Also attending the meeting was Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua.

According to Chavez’ statements, important agreements were signed during the stay of the Russian minister in Venezuela.

The Venezuelan leader expressed his appreciation of the invitation to visit Moscow, where the Joint Intergovernmental Commission will be held on a yet to be set date, and he sent his regards to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin and “our beloved Russian homeland.”

Lavrov voiced his country’s interest in a more polycentric world, and noted that one of those centers should be located in Latin America, where important processes are rapidly developing.

Following Lavrov’s departure, Chavez talked about this issue at length at a press conference held in the Miraflores Presidential Palace. “We need a plural world, a polycentric world,” he said and added that the Libyan conflict was revealing in this regard, “They have destroyed and they continue to destroy that country. They are demolishing Libya, breaking it into pieces. From the first day, we have fulfilled our moral and political duty to condemn this crime and we will continue to do so,” he concluded.

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